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2017 Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism Architecture (Hong Kong)

Business Environment Council is pleased to be a supporting organisation of 2017 Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism Architecture (Hong Kong) organised by The Hong Kong Institute of Architects.

About the Event

Call for Exhibitors and Registration for Briefing Session – 2017 Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism Architecture (Hong Kong)

The Hong Kong Institute of Architects Biennale Foundation (the Organizer) hereby invites interested individuals or groups to express interest in serving as the exhibitor for the 2017 Bi-City Biennale of UrbanismArchitecture (Hong Kong) from December 2017 to February 2018.

The Curatorial Team led by Dr. Chan Lai Kiu (Please click HERE for her profile) is now pleased to announce open calls for the submission of proposals to the Biennale that respond to the theme “City Smarts: Density 2.0”.

Please click HERE to download the invitation brief which includes the missions of the Biennale, the curatorial statement, the explanation of the overall theme and sub-themes, the venues, the nature and types of exhibits the curator is looking for, and the application requirements.

Please click HERE to download the application form. Please complete and return the form by 4 August 2017 3:00pm with the information required in the design brief for specific forms of exhibits.

For curatorial enquiries, please contact:
Name: Ms. Milky Choi

Submission Requirements:

  • Each submission should complete ONE application form. For multiple entries by the same applicant, separate form for each exhibit should be submitted.
  • Each submission should indicate how it fits into the overall theme and/ or specific subthemes.
  • Entries should be submitted in hard copy format. Electronic copies are to be submitted on CD or USB clearly labelled with the applicant’s name. All visuals are to be submitted at 300dpi or above jpeg format and each document should be clearly named as: Exhibitor’s name/ entries no/…… e.g. Chan Lai Kiu – 01 – image 1
  • The applicant should be either individual-based, team-based or practice-based. At least one of the members in the Exhibition Team must hold full membership / fellowship of The Hong Kong Institute of Architects, Hong Kong Institute of Planners, Hong Kong Designers Association, or other equivalent accredited professional organizations in other cities and please state such information clearly in the submission.
  • Submission(s) in sealed envelope marked with "2017 Bi-City Biennale of UrbanismArchitecture (Hong Kong)" should reach the Organizer Premises (19/F, 1 Hysan Avenue, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong) by mail or in person on or before 4 August 2017 3:00pm (“Deadline”). Late submissions will not be considered.
  • The Organizer does not accept applications sent by fax or by email.
  • The curator has the right not to select any submissions and the ultimate decision on how and where a piece of work is displayed. All submissions should suit the particular requirements of specific sites and be approved by the venue providers.
  • Once shortlisted, the exhibitors are expected to work closely with the Curator to adapt the selected concepts to meet the requirements of specific sites or to be part of the overall curation of particular themes.

Briefing Session

A Briefing Session and Q & A Session for potential applicants would be held by the Organizer on 5 July 2017 (Wednesday) 7:30pm at HKIA Premises, 19/F One Hysan Avenue, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong. For registration, please fill out the below online form by 4 July 2017 (Tuesday) 3:00pm.

Registration form:

For general administrative enquiries, please contact:
HKIA Secretariat Mr. Andy Cheng
Tel: 2805 7335 or 2511 6323


The 2017 Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism Architecture (Hong Kong) is sponsored by Create Hong Kong of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.

Disclaimer: The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region provides funding support to the project only, and does not otherwise take part in the project. Any opinions, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in these materials/events (or by members of the project team) are those of the project organizers only and do not reflect the views of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, the Communications and Creative Industries Branch of the Commerce and Economic Development Bureau, Create Hong Kong, the CreateSmart Initiative Secretariat or the CreateSmart Initiative Vetting Committee.

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